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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Mooney: The Cubs set their sights on Yu Darvish – The Athletic

With the amount of talent they have assembled, it’s really tough to ignore The Athletic.

Cubs president Theo Epstein, general manager Jed Hoyer, run prevention coordinator Tommy Hottovy and pro scouting director Kyle Evans met with Darvish and his Wasserman representatives last month at a Four Seasons resort in the Dallas area.

Run prevention coordinator?

Jim Furtado Posted: January 24, 2018 at 09:14 AM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Walt Davis Posted: January 24, 2018 at 03:24 PM (#5612678)
Well, we let our quality assurance coach go so, in fine 21st century fashion, I'd guess we replaced him with two administrators.

I'll WAG it means he's team leader of the group that's responsible for "Bryce Harper hits 12.5 points lower on 94 MPH fastballs in the lower LH 1/9th of the plate than he does on 95 MPH fastballs in the lower LH 1/9th of the plate."
   2. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: January 24, 2018 at 03:30 PM (#5612687)
OK, everyone, sing it together!
   3. Zonk Sits on the Stool next to Slats Steely Posted: January 24, 2018 at 03:34 PM (#5612690)
Run prevention coordinator?


That's awesome.

It's a shame that Javier Baez seems like he's finally found a regular spot at 2B -- otherwise, he could have finally gotten his Gold Glove at the position of Run Prevention Facilitator.

   4. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: January 24, 2018 at 03:37 PM (#5612692)
Run prevention coordinator?

They need to tell him to stop working with Heyward on his swing.
   5. Zonk Sits on the Stool next to Slats Steely Posted: January 24, 2018 at 03:41 PM (#5612698)
Run prevention coordinator?

They need to tell him to stop working with Heyward on his swing.


Winner.
   6. Nasty Nate Posted: January 24, 2018 at 03:43 PM (#5612701)
Hottovy was drafted by Theo, and they both left the Sox within a few weeks in '11.
   7. Batman Posted: January 24, 2018 at 06:56 PM (#5612864)
Hottovy’s sworn enemy is the Scoreboard Total Rebigulator.

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